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Ocala Horse Shows and Horseback Riding

Marion County, Florida

Ocala Horse welcomes you to the equestrian paradise of Ocala, located in the rolling hills of Marion County, Florida. Here, many of the nations top horse breeders perfect their craft, producing thoroughbred race horses as well as virtually every other breed of horse. Ocala, Florida is also winter headquarters for the HITS show jumping winter series at Hits Post Time Farm.

Ocala Horse Farms

Horse farms create stunning vistas of endless green grass accented by black horse fencing and majestic oak trees. Here, future racing thorobreds and horse show champions are born. A visit to a one of the many horse farms open to the public is a must.

Florida Horse Park in Ocala

Florida Horse Park, an attraction in itself, is the center of horse shows for North Central Florida. Skilled jumpers or disciplined dressage riders compete for ribbons almost every weekend.

Hits Ocala - 2015 Show Jumping Schedule

Winter months bring professional riders to the famous Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) circuit has been performing at Hits Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida from mid January to mid March for over 30 years.

The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers grand prix show jumping classes in divisions for the beginner, novice and experienced rider. The circuit features 21 grand prix events worth over $1.5 million in prize money, which the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix to close out the circuit.

Hits Post Time Farm is located at 13710 US Highway 27 in Ocala, Florida. Spectators are welcome.

Rocking Horse Stables (Altoona)

Rocking Horse Stables offers a full slate of Dressage Shows, Combined Training Schooling Shows, and Pony Club National Testing events. Located in Altoona, Florida which is close to Ocala, Tampa and Orlando. Rocking Horse

Canterbury Showplace (Newberry)

Canterbury Showplace is a beautiful Equestrian Center located in nearby Newberry, Florida and is open to horse-related events, horse eventing, and classic horse shows. Show schedule click here.

Hotels in Ocala

Staying in the Ocala area? Visit Hotels in Ocala for complete hotel, car rental and attraction reservations. Planing a trip to Orlando? Make reservations here.

Carriage Rides and Tours

Enjoy a leisurely horse carriage ride through horse country and enjoy the informative banter of your guide.


Mar 2, 2015
How to Own a Horse Without Breaking the Bankflorida horse shows
As children, many of us dreamed of owning a horse. And now as adults many of us are living the dream.

Horse owners quickly learn that the cost of buying a horse pales in comparison to the costs associated with horse maintenance. From vet bills and farrier expenses to blankets and competitions, the costs of caring for our four-legged friends can add up in a hurry.

While there are certain times you should never try to cut costs when providing for your horse, there are many creative ways to reduce your horse bills and overall cost More info...

Feb 23, 2015
Tryon International Equestrian Center Spring Schedule
Tryon, NC

Tryon International Equestrian Center announces its Spring Show Schedule featuring eight hunter/jumper shows including a CSI3 and CSI4 level. Enjoy beautiful spring weather in Tryon in April, May, and early June plus an excellent venue set in the scenic Carolina foothills. More info...

Feb 18, 2015
Shipping Horses Long Distances
By Kristen Slater, DVM
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I’ve recently begun searching for a new horse to welcome into my life, and I find myself looking at animals farther and farther away from of my home state of Texas. The process has reminded me how important climate and other considerations can be when shipping horses long distances. The following are some factors to consider when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or to a new home.

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Feb 17, 2015
New Horse Power G
Comic Storytelling

In HORSE POWER G, Gertrude and her friends love horses but what they don't know is that the horses have a culture and community all their own. Writer Terry Cronin (Students of the Unusual, The Skinvestigator) and artist Savannah McKendree are breaking new ground with their new series HORSE POWER G which features a fresh innovation on the art of comic-storytelling. If read from front to back it tells the adventure from the human point of view but if read from back to front it tells the story from the animal's perspective.

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